Nothing is simple when you re thirty-fifth in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side, and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau Darcy O Mara hope to bypass a few royal rules... With Darcy driving me out of London in a borrowed motor car, I soon discover that he isn t planning to introduce me to the pleasures of sinning in secret as I had hoped but to make me his wife Of course, there are some quibbles to be dealt with, such as my needing special permission from the King to marry a Roman Catholic and the question of where we might live after the honeymoon. Though he will inherit a title, Darcy is as broke as I am. Even his family s Irish castle has been sold to a rich American who now employes Darcy s father as a hired hand. Throwing these cares to the wind, nothing could deter us from our mission except perhaps the news that my future father-in-law has just been arrested. It seems the rich American was murdered and Darcy s father had more than enough motive to do the deed. With the elopement postponed, we head for Ireland where he insists he s innocent, and it s up to us to prove it for better or worse."